About Bull & Bear Steakhouse
Located in the beautiful Waldorf Astoria Orlando. A trend-setter, like the legendary New York City original, Bull & Bear Restaurant is the only restaurant in Florida to exclusively feature Prime grade Certified Angus Beef brand meat. Bull & Bear features upscale yet comfortable club-like warmth, personalized table-side preparations, exceptional seafood, signature salads and desserts, and a wine and spirit list from around the world. Our dining room overlooks our legendary golf course and signature swimming pool. Beyond the golf course, the nature preserve and natural flowing Bonnet Creek complete the visual horizon. Early diners will enjoy a beautiful sunset over the landscape. Private Dining Room with seating for up to 40 and Wine Room with seating for 14 available.
At the bar, enjoy quality cocktails, high-end spirits and an extensive wine list.
Steak, American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily 6:00pm - 10:00 pm
Reservations strongly preferred
Lake Buena Vista Blvd and Chelonia Pkwy I-4 Exit 67
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is complimentary to diners with validation.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bull & Bear Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
The place remains to be good and offers ...
The place remains to be good and offers a variety of steak options that are nice but have to say the tomahawk is not my favourite any more, I think it's the way it's cooked and served doesn't do the meat a good favor
For the star dish is the escargot gnocchi, amazing and well prepared
Extremely disappointed - Service was spo ...
Extremely disappointed - Service was sporadic, food was mediocre, and management was arrogant - especially for the prices @ B&B - will not be back to this location
Save your $$ and go to Shula's, Ruth Chris, Fleming's, or Charley's - Better value and always consistent service at these joints
We always make it a point to fit in a vi ...
We always make it a point to fit in a visit here in when we travel to or pass through Orlando--it NEVER disappoints. Yes, it's a bit pricey but no different than any steakhouse, especially the "chains" and far better--and we get fantastic food, drinks and service. It's our favorite spot and indulgence in Orlando--the best treat possible. Have a drink at the bar with Justin & Jason if you want to start with baby steps.....
This was our fifth or sixth time dining ...
This was our fifth or sixth time dining at the B&B, and it has always been top-notch. The staff is friendly, helpful and efficient without any snootiness. While we typically take our wine (they have corkage with the usual rules applying), their wine list is very good while a little pricey, with some wines being a bit more unusual (that's a good thing). This is also one of the few restaurants where we save room for dessert being well worth it. We're especially fond of "The Lemon" but have enjoyed everyone we've tried.
I visited here on the 10th July for my 2 ...
I visited here on the 10th July for my 21st birthday meal. It was by far the best dining experience I have personally had and exceeded all expectations. Upon arrival we were greeted and seen to a window seat in the corner (to my request prior) and the head waiter was extremely attentive, fully explained in detail the menu and recommended personal favourites and complimenting dishes. Also, presented us with cool interactive menus with pictures of all dishes and a very long choice of wine globally!
The food quite clearly was at premier level and defined what fine dining really is. The starters were elegant and attractive and came 45 minutes from ordering, after having 2 delicious mojitos from the short but sweet cocktail list. The food was delivered by 5 waiters (5 plates were ordered). The main course came approx 1 hour after and was prepared table side by 2 waiters (we ordered the tomahawk and lobster on spit - delightful is an understatement) the head chef came out to the table to ask how the food was and i must forget the lobster was set alight sending a lot of smiles around the restaurant. The dessert came promptly after with an amazing selection such as the cigar and also the reveal. However the chocolate after being melted caved in the wrong way however this was no problem as it tasted amazing anyway and the rest of the experience made up for this!
Overall the ambience, the attentiveness of the staff and the quality of the food made this an unforgettable dining experience which will be hard to top, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting orlando and would definitely visit again!
The prices were comparable to that of an ...
The prices were comparable to that of any of the fine steak houses in restaurants in Florida. However the service and attention to detail was the absolute best. The wine selection was superb. The ambience was relaxing and comfortable and the views were phenomenal.
Restaurant looked wonderful and service ...
Restaurant looked wonderful and service was great. Food, however, was way overpriced. Waiter talked me into $65 sirloin that was overcooked and tough. Fois gras was wonderful, but small. Mac and cheese was meh. Lobster bisque was good. Best thing on menu was the fried chicken (for $45!). They make a fine martini, though, which is always a plus. Menu was on an iPad, which you'd think would seem upscale, but actually came off as cheap. Weird.
Fantastic service. Waiter asked if we w ...
Fantastic service. Waiter asked if we wanted our plates created table side. We took him up on his offer and he proceeded to carve the steak at the table, in the portions requested and created decorative plates with the side dishes. Fantastic experience for all.
My husband and I celebrated our annivers ...
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and had an amazing experience. Great service, food was steller and the overall dining experience was top notch. Would highly recommend Bull and Bear if in the Orlando area.
Food: Tomahawk steak, was advised would ...
Food: Tomahawk steak, was advised would take just under an hour, it actually took over an hour and it was served just above luke warm!? Sides were served nearly cold as if it was sitting.
Service: We were greeted and treated exceptional however it didn't outweigh the lack of food being served within the time advised or enjoyable temperature.
I'm a big foodie and love fine dining, B ...
I'm a big foodie and love fine dining, Bull and Bear is my favorite restaurant in the country...the service is always top notch, and of course the food is amazzing, i consider the tomahawk one of the top 3 steaks i've ever had.
All around great dining experience - att ...
All around great dining experience - attentive and loved the explanation of how our dishes were made and the process. You could tell they had pride and excellent skill and knowledge. Felt like I was on a "spa" for dining. Don't miss this if you are in Orlando.
Went here for our anniversary and the se ...
Went here for our anniversary and the service was amazing - were catered to perfectly. Their dry ages steaks are perfect and you cant go wrong with them no matter what. My fiance is vegetarian and they catered to her with a pasta that was delicious. Will be back again.
Spent our 30th anniversary there last ni ...
Spent our 30th anniversary there last night. It was our first time and you would have thought they had known us for years. Exemplary service and spectacular food. The Flaming Lobster is not to be missed. Thank you all for such a memorable evening
The food here is fabulous. The cocktail ...
The food here is fabulous. The cocktail list was unusual but in a good way. Mine had real flowers in there which is a lovely touch. The steak is some of the best I have had. The menus come to you on an iPad which is novel, but it means you can see pictures of the dish you have chosen which is very helpful. I had been before with a friend about a year before and the Maitre D remembered us!!! It might be because I'm English and my friend is American, but I thought that this was such a nice touch. He even remembered where we had sat. Considering how many diners they must get through, I was uber impressed and it takes a lot to impress me.
The food was cooked and presented beautifully - I had filet mignon, my friend had lamb and they were cooked exactly how we had requested. We had the Caesar Salad which the waiter prepares at the table side for you - he mixed the dressing from scratch and tossed the salad. He was lovely and witty which we appreciated. At the end we had the most amazing pudding between us - a whole lemon, boiled in sugar syrup until it was soft, the inside scooped out and mixed with cream and replaced. It was frozen again and then cut for us into pieces at the table side. We ate everything including the skin. Without doubt the most lemony lemon pudding ever! Our table overlooked the pool area and some gardens, but above all, when the fireworks went off at Disney, we had a super view of them in the distance.
We gave a good tip as the food and service was exceptional and it warranted a generous acknowledgment of that. A great meal with attentive but not intrusive service. Perfect.
We went on my husband's birthday, June 1 ...
We went on my husband's birthday, June 18, 2016. The meal and service was spectacular. The waiters and Maitre D were attentive, friendly and not at all stuffy. Since the restaurant is on Walt Disney World property, and caters to tourists, the dress code is extremely relaxed. The tomahawk steak presentation, as well as the table side carving, was an incredible experience. I informed the restaurant in advance that it was my husband's birthday. So I expected a nice off menu dessert for him as a treat (and then we usually order what he really wants). However, the Maitre D allowed him to select a dessert off the menu (he got The Cigar). Then, to his delight, the Maitre D brought two desserts just so my husband would have a nice photo opportunity. As instructed by the Maitre D, my husband pretended to light the cigar in the flames of the Creme Brûlée Flambé. Both desserts were a gift from the restaurant. The Maitre D told us when we first arrived that the only make four of The Cigar desserts per evening and he needed to reserve one for us if we wanted one. The two desserts that were a gift were a $31 value. That was both unexpected and very cool! We did not expect two desserts so we ordered The Lemon as well. We were glad we did; it was, like everything else, delicious! It was a bit tough eating three desserts as we were full but we managed to finish every bite. Okay, we cheated and took a lot of our dinner home in a doggy bag. We will be back.
B&B never dissapoints. We have dined at ...
B&B never dissapoints. We have dined at Bull and Bear for years. We have tried different dishes, had dinner just two of us, or brought a larger groups, and we have always enjoyed the food and experince. On this occasion our server, Tim, and his team did a wonderful job accomadationg our special dietary request and desires. Four of us ordered different menu items, the lamb, short ribs, dover sole and halibut. Every single meal was delisious and presented beautifully. The experince and food is high end and worth paying the price.
We enjoyed our meal. The service is exce ...
We enjoyed our meal. The service is exceedingly correct. (i.e. it is really formal.) The steaks were outstanding and so was the chicken. The sides were excellent. My only quibble would be that the wine by the glass was a small pour (I'm guessing 4-5 ounces), especially considering that they were pretty expensive prices by the glass. Next time I would buy a bottle of wine to know exactly how much you are getting. Or drink beer. We didn't have any mixed drinks, but they looked good. The chef sent out an amuse-bouche of ham and it was delicious. Overall I enjoyed it and would go again.
We were seated at a table too large for ...
We were seated at a table too large for a party of four and that created a situation where it was hard to carry on a conversation. But the outstanding service, led by Yari and his adequate staff was wonderful. (My last visit a women head waiter and HER staff was spectacular although Yari was that too, his second was below par and surrounded by talented helpers).
The food explanations and presentations were stellar as was every dish order (and some offered as complementary). Desserts were a worthy accompaniments to a fantastically prepared meal. Nice Wine list with reasonable selections along with standouts, priced accordingly. We will recommend this favorite to anyone and everyone. Best dinning in Orlando, save for Victoria & Alberts.
While visiting Disney and Universal in O ...
While visiting Disney and Universal in Orlando, we stayed at the Waldorf. After flying in, for convenience sake, we decided to eat in the hotel. And since I came with my son and his cousin who just graduated high school, I thought a steakhouse the perfect place.
We order the the Wedge, Chateaubriand, and bacon Mac n Cheese and for dessert, the chocolate bar.
Needless to say, the food and the service was so good that we came back three nights later and did it all again! And it was just as good as the first time!
And make sure you have their homemade brioche, outta this world!!!
Food and service was off the charts grea ...
Food and service was off the charts great! Tim was our server and was very helpful in describing dishes. Very knowledgeable when it came to wine as well. I frequent steak houses around South Florida and by far Bull and Bear has to be number 1.
Went to this restaurant with high hopes ...
Went to this restaurant with high hopes it promoted itself so highly.
All I can say is that this place is an over priced, self indulgent rather chaotic business.
We were in this restaurant for 2 hours and in that time they managed to serve us a salad, or rather two salads because they even made a mess of that. Waiting staff and floor manager had regular pointing and gesticulating meetings in the middle of the room as if they didn't have a clue who was to be doing what, chairs removed from our table without a word being spoken to us, wine glasses left empty for 5 minutes ( bottle was not left at our table so we couldn't poor it ourselves ) and whilst we were being ignored an obviously VIP table of 9 were being waited on by 4 waiters and a fawning manager that could not bow low enough for them.
All in all a very unprofessional group of floor staff with an obviously disinterested section manager made for a very very poor night.
At the moment the only thing fine dining about this shambles of a place are their very high prices.
Exceptional dining experience!
My wife and I were treated so incredibly well by the entire staff. Bashir was especially outstanding and made several recommendations that helped us to maximize our experience. The rest of the staff were also very helpful and attentive. The food was incredible! The corn soup was amazing, the steak was perfectly seasoned and prepared, and the sides were delicious. The wine selection was also impressive. We can't say enough good things about this experience and we will not return to the area without coming back.
We were very happy with the choise of the restaurant. Everything was great and the end with the cake for my wife for our 40th anniversary was outstanding.
We were a little frustated with no fireworks as mentioned on the webpage, she love it and did not happen. Anyway should happen in other opportunity. For sure we will come back
My wife and I celebrated our recent retirement with an evening meal. Started great and just kept getting better. Tasty wine, bread and a beautiful sunset set the stage. The table side-prepared Ceasar salad was far better than we'd hoped or expected. Fried chicken with potatoes and gravy and the dry-aged sirloin steak were served "surf-and-turf" style so we could each partake of both dishes. Finished with the Chocolate Bar. The level of service was far beyond anything either of us has ever experienced. We'll remember this for a very long time.
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